Iroquois Beauty Black Chokeberry #3

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Botanical Name: Aronia Melanocarpa 'Morton'

Cultivar: Morton

This versatile shrub has three-season interest with its fruit, foliage and flowers, widely adaptable to drought and moisture, can grow near bogs and streams as well as drier areas, fruit attracts wildlife, can use the berries to make jams and jellies

Plant Categories: Shrub, Deciduous Shrub


Water Requirements
Dry, Average, Moist, Wet


Sunlight Requirements
Full Sun


Plant Height
5 Feet


Plant Width/Spread
5 Feet

Advantages:

Native Plant

Flowering Plant

Interesting Fall Color

Provides Winter Interest

Out of stock

Description

Growth & Care

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone3a
Growth RateSlow
Recommended Pruning MethodLate Winter Pruning

Foliage

Foliage TypeDeciduous
Fall ColorRed
Plant FormUpright Spreading

Flowers

Flower PeriodSpring
Flower ColorWhite
Flower FragranceUnscented

Additional Categories

Additional CategoryChokeberry
Landscape ApplicationMassing, Garden, Naturalizing

Details

Planting & Growing

Iroquois Beauty Black Chokeberry will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is an amazingly adaptable plant, tolerating both dry conditions and even some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.

Landscape Attributes

Iroquois Beauty Black Chokeberry is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration:

Suckering

Iroquois Beauty Black Chokeberry is recommended for the following landscape applications:

Mass Planting, General Garden Use, Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Ornamental Features

Iroquois Beauty Black Chokeberry features airy panicles of white flowers with brick red anthers at the ends of the branches in mid spring. It features an abundance of magnificent deep purple berries from late summer to late winter. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy oval leaves turn an outstanding burgundy in the fall.